As the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC works toward a target in-service date in the second half of 2023, the developer will have to wait until at least next summer to receive an updated environmental review from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
The USFS plans to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 303-mile MVP’s roughly 3.5-mile crossing of the Jefferson National Forest. A draft version of that document is scheduled for a January release, according to a notice published earlier this month in the Federal Register.
The final supplemental EIS is expected by next summer, according to the agency.
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